Game Preview – Killer Instinct: Chief Thunder Revealed



Before I start I would like to say something; I’m a man of African American descent (along with other nationalizes in my family) but to me I don’t see ‘races’ when I pick a character I use. As long as that character(s) kick many a booty and secure the win I don’t care if they’re white, black, tan, pale, red, green, blue, or rainbow. That being said, I do like the Chief Thunder redesign of the upcoming Killer Instinct reboot. Back in the day Chief Thunder was just some dude with a mohawk, now, he looks the part of the mystical defender. Of course Backlash was disappointed that T.J. Combo wasn’t the one that was announced, Chief Thunder isn’t a lightweight in any respects, because if he can close the distance on his opponent then the fight will belong to the good chief. Watch the video and tell me I’m wrong.





E3 Pick – Killer Instinct (3)


Now we had an revival of the Fighter genre in Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, the VS series, the King of Fighters, and even Virtual Fighter… Sort of. I love them all to a certain degree but there was something missing, and I couldn’t put my finger on it. However when I saw Killer Instinct at E3 I knew that was it. For those who don’t know Killer Instinct was fighting game that was a cross between Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat – with its claim to fame insane physical combos. Now they’re making a combo-back (sorry I couldn’t help) and the demo plays like I remembered – only better! Granted they art style is very familiar (*cough* SFIV *cough*) and info’s a little scare right now, but I don’t care, if I get a android super assassin with laser claws fighting against a sub machine gun wielding ex-boxing champ I’ll be a happy man.